Rangers starlet Nathan Young-Coombes believes former Chelsea team-mate Billy Gilmour made the wrong decision when he swapped Ibrox for Chelsea – and thinks Gilmour could be in the first-team under Steven Gerrard.

Gilmour left Ibrox in 2017 before ever making a first-team appearance for the Gers and his former team-mate thinks he is an “outstanding” footballer.

COBHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Billy Gilmour of Chelsea during the UEFA Youth League group C match between Chelsea FC U19 and AS Roma U19 at Chelsea Training Ground on October 18, 2017 in Cobham, United Kingdom.

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The striker admits that “footballing wise” Gilmour made the wrong move but hopes the Scotland under-21 international can make the breakthrough.

“He is a very good player,” Young-Coombes told the Evening Times.

Billy Gilmour of Chelsea Under 19s during UEFA Youth League match between Chelsea Under 19s against AS Roma Under 19s at Cobham Training Ground Cobham on 18 Oct 2017

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Personally, I don’t think he made the right move footballing wise because with his ability and talent, I think he could be in the first team up here, without a shadow of a doubt.

“He is older than me so I only played with him a couple of times but, when you see him, you can tell that he is an outstanding player and he knows what he is doing with the ball.

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“Hopefully he can make the breakthrough. At a club like Chelsea, or at any side in the Premier League.”


Gilmour has the talent to potentially be one of the best Scottish players of his generation and it would have been fantastic to see him remain at Ibrox.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Adam Lewis of Liverpool and Billy Gilmour of Chelsea in action during the PL2 game at the Kirkby Academy on April 6, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

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The teenager’s decision to head south was an understandable one though and his development has continued at a great pace.

If he does go on and fulfil his undoubted potential then there’s little doubt that the Gers will have missed out on a special player.



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